We all take more photos of people than of any other subject - but we can make them much, much better with planning for the activity, the light, and the camera settings.
This one-day workshop starts at 11:30am, with a couple of hours of planning and practicing: we will cover capturing models candidly or engaging them directly with the camera; the quality of soft vs. hard light, the direction of the light, and the use of reflectors; and the best camera settings for more effectively focusing attention on the subject.
At 1PM we will move to a nearby park, and start photographing, working in small groups, and rotating locations, that everyone has a chance to photograph different models in different activities.
By 4PM we'll be back in the classroom, reviewing the images made, and discussing what approaches worked best!
Participants should have a good command of their DSLR camera, in order to concentrate on the content of their photographs. Bring additional memory cards and spare batteries, as well as any fixed- focal-length lens you have!
By purchasing or registering for this course you agree to Samy's Photo School Terms and Conditions:
Students must be 18 years of age to attend courses and events. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Instructor Bio: Check out George's bio here.
Examples of techniques you will learn.
Back Sunlight VS. Back Sunlight Diffused.
Direct Front Light VS. Difused Front Light
Direct Side Light VS. Difused Side Light
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Samy's Photo School is the largest photo program on the West Coast. In 2012 we held over 300 classes serving over 5000 students. We offer classes for all levels of photographers on subjects like DSLR Video, Lightroom/Photoshop, Digital Black and White, Fine Art Travel, Studio and Location Lighting.